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Windows 7: BSOD New Hardware (MB, CPU, RAM, Video Card), error 0x000000C4

29 Dec 2012   #11
kisile

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ignorant me, I ran a Memtest with both sticks of RAM, even though only one was being tested, and I have no way of knowing which one. I let it run all day yesterday, and through the night - after 23 passes, no errors were found. The first Memtest was thus a fail of sorts; I took one of my DIMM's out, rebooted the computer, and the monitor would not turn on: the card was spinning, but the display never worked. Shut the computer back down, moved the DIMM to every slot on the mobo: nothing. Restored the removed stick, and the video card was able to display the computer. So I removed the suspicious stick, leaving only the functional stick, and moved that stick into each DIMM slot: everything worked fine. Thus, I believe one of my RAM sticks is bad: I can't test it in this computer though, because when I use that DIMM, the monitor doesn't turn on, so I can't see Memtest run, if it's running at all. Also, I don't have another computer using DDR3 RAM, so I guess I'm stuck there.


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29 Dec 2012   #12
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Good. One stick is not working, for sure. And that is added to the "Hardware Reserved" category.

If it is a new one, get it's replacement. Otherwise, buy new RAM or use a single stick, there will be no problem at all.
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29 Dec 2012   #13
kisile

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Definitely...4 GB won't be enough to run Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Maya. I'll RMA this stick of RAM, and hope that that's the last of my troubles. Thanks
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